Sprint Festival 2019

“A vital, nourishing seedbed for bold, new and emerging artists” – The Stage, March

Kate Moss Experience by Janet

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Sprint is CPT’s annual festival of new and unusual theatre. Even more than elsewhere in our calendar, we throw open our doors – and our stages – to artists at the dawn of their careers, making brand new cutting-edge work. Check in here for shows and talents you’ve never dreamt of before, doing striking new things with theatre and performance. Plus one or two old CPT friends, twisting their practise into new shapes.

And look out for this year’s Starting Blocks 2019 showcase, at which hot-from-the-rehearsal-room work created on our celebrated development scheme takes its first precocious steps onto a stage…

Spring 2019 Offers:

Early Bird: book before midnight on Monday 24 December for tickets at just £7.50 (hurry, this offer is limited!)

Season pass: book 3 or more shows as part of the festival and receive a 10% discount, book 5 or more to receive 20% off.

Double bill: book two different shows on the same night for just £16 (£8 each!)

For all of the above offers simply add your tickets to the basket and we’ll do the rest!

 

Shows in this Festival

Tue 5 Mar, 2019 to Wed 6 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Heidi Niemi & Sinikka Kyllönen

Two detectives tackle the criminal underworld of northern Finland. Long nights watching Scandi Noir have not been in vain. Their minds are sharp, their bodies strong. This is their moment!

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Tue 5 Mar, 2019

Presented by: by Sharklegs

Robox was programmed with one ambition. To fulfil your every need. Welcome to the Fulfilment Centre. Let Robox deliver your journey to fulfilment. (Next day delivery also available.)

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Wed 6 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Daniel Spicer/ Dirty Rascals

Part interactive theatre, part audio-visual tour of a childhood, all catharsis.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Thu 7 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Cheap Date

A visual monologue questioning the physical, verbal, facial, tonal, nuanced way we talk to the world and exploring the filth, fun and aftertaste of our everyday interactions.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 7 Mar, 2019

Presented by: BOX. Theatre Company

A surreal and anarchic two-woman comedy packed with glitter, friendship and desperation. For those of you that can’t be yourself in real life, you Camp Be Yourself here.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Presented by: TomYumSim

A fantastical self-help seminar for extra-ordinary special people. Prepare to be transformed and reborn as the best possible version of yourself—in just one hour. Because you are special. And you know it.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 8 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Janet

An off-piste two-man biography of Kate Moss, slaloming from the sublime to the ridiculous, and colliding storytelling, choreography, music and mime in a genre-bending look at fashion, fame and identity.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 9 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Shortwave

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, dozens of miles from the nearest pavement, a phonebooth stands on a dirt road. One evening, in the 1990's, the phone starts ringing...

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 9 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Attila Theatre in co-production with Grafted Cede

Teenagers can suffer a lot of anxiety when navigating their first romantic and sexual experiences. Most of us learn, grow and move on, but not all of us.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sun 10 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Battered Soul Theatre

After a seismic change, David finds himself middle-aged, lost and unable to speak to anyone about it. Anyone, that is, apart from you. A genre-defying monologue from Battered Soul Theatre.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 10 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Earwax

Earwax brings together women and femme identifying individuals who make noise. Expect live music, poetry, live edits and performance in an event which celebrates women’s voices.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 11 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 12 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Contingency Theatre

George has been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A meeting with the mysterious ‘J’. Follow Contingency’s stunning choreography, live music and surreal comedy through a world of bizarre, dangerous ambition.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 12 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Katrina Quinn

Q. What happens when you move a 12-year-old from Basingstoke to Zambia? A. She swims. Spoken word meets physical theatre and '00s R&B in a touching and comic memoir.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 13 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Ben Kulvichit

In 1992, celebrated contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija cooked a Thai green curry for gallery visitors. Now Ben will do the same for you, exploring the meeting point between food and art.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Wed 13 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Marv Radio

Mantra is a journey into the power of words, sound and music by vocalist and storyteller Marv Radio. A high-energy hip-hop musical about mental health, music, healing and shamanism.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 14 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Emma Clark & PJ Stanley

A multimedia exploration of the politics of auteurship, told through the films of Stanley Kubrick. What does it mean to take creative risks in an era where most are only granted one shot?

Tickets £7.50

Thu 14 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Alex Rohmat

Music. Adverts. The news. Everything a great radio show needs to thrive. Oh, a good story, because we all love a good story, right? Hot Coffee, more than just radio.

Tickets £7.50

Thu 14 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Mae-Li Evans

Full moon. Half moon. Total eclipse. Drawing inspiration from home videos, personal testimonies and that jaffa cake advert, Totality explores the inexplicable experience of watching a total solar eclipse.

Tickets £7.50

Fri 15 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Josephine Starte and Anna Clock

Children are priceless. Teaching assistants earn minimum wage. Au pairs work for free. Who looks after your kids and how much should it cost? A rant. A conversation. A mess.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 15 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Last Word

Paris (1730) Shop workers executed their masters' cats in one of the first workers' protests. London (2018) 14 million live in poverty. An irreverent, absurdist exploration of late stage capitalism.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sat 16 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Various Artists

A showcase of the brand new work created and developed by artists on our trailblazing Starting Blocks scheme

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 17 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Venice as a Dolphin in association with Coney and HighTide

Ever had a look at the history of humanity and thought: I could have done a better job? Finally, interactive theatre that lets you do just that...

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sun 17 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Hidden Track Theatre

Drawing the Line is an interactive storytelling experience which questions identity, community, and citizenship by inviting its audiences to build nations.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Mon 18 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 19 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Rinkoo Barpaga

Rinkoo Barpaga uses British Sign Language. He has encountered both racism and discrimination, and as a result he has been constantly asking himself the question, “where do I belong?”

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 19 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Becks Turner

A hilarious combination of clown-esque theatre and live art, Melonade is an interactive game show about being neurodiverse which questions measuring intelligence by timed exams.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Wed 20 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Bootworks

A show about heroes, why we have them, why we need them, and how we can all become one.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 20 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Caitlin Gleeson and Ross McCaffrey

In this show about dark matter, sexism, and truth, two people attempt to tell the story of an astrophysicist’s quest for recognition.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Thu 21 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Tom Adams

A musician takes the stage and improvises musically with someone he has never performed with before. Life lessons will be learned. It will be interactive and funny.

Tickets £7.50

Thu 21 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Anna Marie Synstad Simonsen, Frankie Thompson and Elizabeth Parker

‘Forbruker’ places a female clown into the world of consumer culture. Through mime, lip-sync and general idiocy she battles her way through distinctive branding and absurdity.

Tickets £7.50

Thu 21 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Maya de Freitas

Postcode Wars is Maya and her families battle for turf. Out there looking for a roof over their head, a place to call home.

Tickets £7.50

Fri 22 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Elsa Couvreur and Mehdi Duman

The duet Anchor delves into the complexities of relationships. Playfully probing the tensions between passion and security, wants and needs, fantasy and compassion, within the life of a couple.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 22 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello, Shotput

In this new piece of dance-theatre, a contemporary couple re-create Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece, Vertigo, live, and in the process tosses up gender roles, modern relationships and sexual obsession.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 23 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Joana Nastari & Koko Brown

Jo & Koko have returned from their gap-month spiritually lit beings. They’ve created their own church. Part sermon, part raucous party - full of music, comedy and consensual audience participation. You’re the congregation.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sat 23 Mar, 2019

Presented by: I Need to Cher

A journey in to lucid dreamland ruled by one woman's unashamed, celebratory love of Cher.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 24 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Soraya Nabipour

the performers task is to stand and remember: an investigation into: the sculptural values of performance, spatial and temporal materiality and what it means to make the private public

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 24 Mar, 2019

Presented by: Oop-La!

A drag-queen, a clown, a fish, and a Frenchman walk into a theatre, which is also a gay bar, which is also a circus, which is also a secret lair, which is also a filmset- and it’s always a riot.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)